What Is Math for Liberal Arts?

Math for liberal arts refers to math classes taught at the college level that are designed for liberal arts majors who are unlikely to need specialized math skills or knowledge. These course often satisfy general education requirements for students not majoring in math, physical science or life science.

Some courses in math for liberal arts cover topics such as logic, geometry, the history of math, counting methods, measurement systems and statistics. Others instead focus on practical applications of math, including the mathematics of voting, the fair division of goods, financial math, Euler circults and the mathematics of networks. These courses reinforce math skills learned before college.